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Reebok International Limited () is an American fitness footwear and clothing brand that is a part of Authentic Brands Group. It was established in England in 1958 as a companion company to J.W. Foster and Sons, a sporting goods company which had been founded in 1895 in Bolton, Lancashire. From 1958 until 1986, the brand featured the flag of the United Kingdom in its logo to signify the origins of the company. It was bought by German sporting goods company Adidas in 2005, then sold to the American Authentic Brands Group in 2021. The company's global headquarters are located in Boston, Massachusetts, in the Seaport District.
Etymology: [D., literally, roebuck.]
Reebok International Limited, a subsidiary of the German company Adidas since 2005, is a producer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories. The name comes from the Afrikaans spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope or gazelle. In 1890 in Holcombe Brook, a small village 6 miles north east of Bolton, Greater Manchester, Joseph William Foster was making a living producing regular running shoes when he came up with the idea to create a novelty spiked running shoe. After his ideas progressed he joined with his sons, and founded a shoe company named J.W. Foster and Sons in 1895. In 1958, two of the founder's grandsons Joe and Jeff Foster renamed the company Reebok in the United Kingdom, having found the name in a dictionary won in a race by Joe Foster as a boy; the dictionary was South African edition hence the spelling. The company lived up to the J.W. Foster legacy, manufacturing first-class footwear for customers throughout the UK. In 1979, Paul Fireman, a US sporting goods distributor, saw a pair of Reeboks at an international trade show and negotiated to sell them in North America. The world headquarters is located in Canton, Massachusetts, USA; with regional offices in Amsterdam, Montreal, Hong Kong and Mexico City.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē′bok, n. a South African antelope.
The numerical value of Reebok in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Reebok in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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Reebok is on the right track with the emphasis on training. It reflects the movement towards social fitness in the United States ... people are now dressing for the gym.
It would be surprising if they didn't have momentum, but the question still remains whether Reebok can close the profitability gap with Adidas.
Everybody knows that fitness is the trend par excellence and Reebok is the right brand for that. Why should we part from it, especially now that it is running well?
We are now back in full swing. Adidas and Reebok have made an excellent start to 2015. You will see that in our first quarter figures this week.
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